Katori Shinto Ryu Shoto [Aramaki Original] - Classic Woods

SKU: W630VA

From 4 workshops in 2019, the wooden weapon industry in Japan is now reduced to one workshop at full capacity and one workshop with reduced capacity. For this reason, all orders for custom-made items have a production time of about 5 months without guarantees. We will contact you if the order is delayed, but please know that delays are now very common for those orders. Feel free to read our blog article for more information on the situation.

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Available fonts (style) 4 Japanese fonts, 3 English fonts
Depth The stronger the laser, the deeper the engraving. Superficial is quite discreet, standard is deep enough to stand forever, deep can go up to 1 mm depth and creates a burning effect within the engraving.
Free transcriptions You can write your name in English and select a "Japanese" font, in which case we will take care of the transcription. Note that several translations exist for the same name and that we cannot accept claims. (Please use the text field to add a comment if the pronunciation is unusual. If you already have a translation, please attach a picture). We do not translate expressions or initials, only names or words. Requests for expressions translations will be ignored and refunded. Please also note that initials cannot be translated in Japanese. Consequently, they will always be engraved in English.
Number of engravings You can order a maximum of 3 engravings per weapon from this page. The modules N1, N2, and N3 correspond to the engravings Number 1, number 2 and number 3. These modules are identical and you can add them in the order you wish. Of course, we cannot engrave twice in the same place, so please pay attention to the chosen positions.
For more than 3 engravings, please contact us prior to placing your order.
Limitations We engrave in Japanese and English only (no Chinese, Korean, etc.) For any special request (logo/design), contact us prior to your order. (Undiscussed demands will be ignored).
More information Embroidery workshop & Japanese free translation (on site), Transcription usages (Seido Blog), and the engraving workshop presentation (Youtube)
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Shoto Laser Engraving - N°1

  • Position: Right or left (when held) | handle, near Tsuba or blade
  • Letter size: standard (~7.5 mm), big (~10 mm), extra big (~12 mm)
  • Up to 3 engravings can be added per Shoto.
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    Shoto Laser Engraving - N°2

  • Position: Right or left (when held) | handle, near Tsuba or blade
  • Letter size: standard (~7.5 mm), big (~10 mm), extra big (~12 mm)
  • Up to 3 engravings can be added per Shoto.
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    Shoto Laser Engraving - N°3

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  • Letter size: standard (~7.5 mm), big (~10 mm), extra big (~12 mm)
  • Up to 3 engravings can be added per Shoto.
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    Camellia Oil - Tsubaki abura

    Made in Japan (Isu Islands)

    Ingredient: 100% Tsubaki Oil

    Size: 70 mL (2,3 oz) / 118 mL (3.9 oz) / 1 L (33.8 oz) / 1.8 L (60.9 oz)

    This oil has been produced on the island of Toshima (Isu Shoto), off Tokyo, for more than a century. It is used by many Japanese wood workers as well as specialists in ancient blade (shinken) who are looking for a more stable oil than the Choji oil.

    The 70 and 118 mL are conditionned in glass bottles. 1 and 1.8 L are conditionned in metal cans. Cans are not available in stock and require about a week before shipping.

    Treatment with Camellia oil is recommended by the craftsmen who make our wooden weapons. The regular oiling is necessary for unvarnished weapons. It is recommended also for the maintenance of Iaito and Shinken.

    Utilization on wooden weapons:
    Once every 2 months in the wet season, 2 times per month during dry season. For a better preservation of your weapons, it is advisable to carefully rub them with a dry cloth after each use. When you apply the oil, clean the wood surface by rubbing vigorously with a dry cloth, then apply the oil in a thin layer directly with the hand. Allow to dry.
    If your weapons are not painted it will not be necessary to sand, but if they are, sanding will help the wood to absorb more oil.

    Note that this Camelia oil is initialy intended for skin and hair care. We've selected this oil for it's unmatched quality: 100% pure camelia oil, no additive, cold pressed, cosmetic grade, almost odorless, and halal certified.

     

    Product Information & Size Chart

    • Katori Shinto Ryu Shoto - Aramaki Original

      Made in Japan (Kyushu)
      Flat Spine | Flat butt | Beveled Kissaki
      Red Oak and White Oak available

      This Katori Shinto Ryu Shoto is made from a single piece of either white or red oak, and manufactured in the southern islands of Kyushu (Japan), at the Aramaki workshop. With a shape slightly shorter but thicker than that of a classic Shoto, this model is used by practitioners of the Kenjutsu school with complete name called "Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu", but is also part of the equipment of certain teachers of the Yoseikan Budo and the Aikibudo.

      Depending with which workshop Dojos and branches have connections with, a specific Koryu Shoto is often slightly different from one workshop to another.
      At Seido, we consider the Matsuzaki Katori Shinto Ryu model as standard, and it is the one we have available in stock, but because Seido is also the main reference for Katori practitioners outside Japan, we have decided to also offer Aramaki's version.
      The main difference is that it has a slightly more stylized kissaki (tip) and is also slightly thicker. The Aramaki version also has a slightly deeper curve (sori).
      Aramaki's version is fully handmade, no machine or guide is used for the curvature, so this model is significantly more expensive.
      We also offer the Katori Bokken made by the Aramaki workshop.
      This product is also available in the Katori Shinto Ryu Daisho (Aramaki Model) - Bokken & Shoto Set with a 1000 YEN rebate in comparison to separate purchases.

      • Choice of wood species: red oak, white oak
      • Available finish: Standard Finish or Seido Special Finish
      • Manufacturing workshop: Aramaki

      We also offer the Katori Shinto Ryu Naginata Shinbukan Version and the Katori Shinto Ryu Naginata Sugino Version.

      Finish options:

      In 2021, with concerns for the workers, all workshops greatly reduced the number of urethane varnished weapons and replaced the finish by a "Candle Wax". Seido is now transitioning to a new finish offer for the majority of its weapons.

      Standard Finish: At Seido, we complete the workshop finish with Camelia oil treatment by default. This is the standard Seido finish.
      We do not apply any additional polishing for this finish, so some weapons might have a slightly rough surface.
      For maintenance, we recommend that you oil your weapons about once a month with a vegetal based oil.

      Seido Special Finish: For this special Finish, we first apply a Camelia oil polish (oiling and sanding the weapons with oiled sand paper), then we finish the weapon with high quality beeswax. This finish makes the wood as smooth as it can be and guarantee an excellent protection for several months.
      For maintenance, we recommend at least to oil your weapons every month or so. You can also apply wax a few hours after oiling your weapons (if some oil remains on the wood, remove it with a piece of cloth or tissue).

      Katori Shinto Ryu Shoto Specifications
      Wood Ichiikashi
      (Red Oak)
      Shirakashi
      (White Oak)
      Weight ~300 g ~320 g
      Full length 54.5 cm
      Blade length 38 cm
      Tsuka length 16.5 cm
      Tsuka diameter 37 x 27 mm
      Mine Hiramine (flat spine)
      Tsuka shape Taira (flat butt)
      Kissaki Beveled (original Kissaki)

      *Due to the hand-made manufacturing, color and weight may vary slightly from one weapon to another

      About Katori Shinto Ryu :

      The school Katori Shinto Ryu, or also called Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu is undoubtedly one of the oldest martial art schools of Japan. Founded mid 15th century by Iizasa Ienao after his retirement at the Shinto Katori Jingu, a shrine dedicated to the Gods of martial arts. This school like most of the traditional schools, does not only understand the techniques with the sword (kenjutsu and iaijutsu), but also numerous techniques with other weapons, such as the Naginata, the spear (sojutsu) and the Shuriken, and techniques without weapons (jujutsu). The teachings of the Katori Shinto differs significantly from other schools in focusing on the training of technical strategies and military logistics. In this school the Soke currently holds no more than a representative role, the technical responsibility is entrusted to Kyoso Shigetoshi Shihan. The school was popularized in Europe due to certain dissident forms of practice included in the Yoseikan Budo (Minoru Mochizuki) and in the Aikibudo (Alain Floquet) but the official current is quite well represented outside Japan as well.

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    Product & Services

    Katori Shinto Ryu Shoto [Aramaki Original] - Classic Woods: ¥9,500
    Bokken Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥800
    Bokken Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥800
    Bokken Laser Engraving - N°3: ¥800
    Shoto Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥800
    Shoto Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥800
    Shoto Laser Engraving - N°3: ¥800
    Jo, Bo & Hanbo Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥800
    Jo, Bo & Hanbo Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥800
    Jo, Bo & Hanbo Laser Engraving - N°3: ¥800
    Tanto Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥800
    Tanto Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥800
    Tanto Laser Engraving - N°3: ¥800
    Katanakake Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥800
    Katanakake Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥800
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°1 - First Branch: ¥800
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°2 - First Branch: ¥800
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°1 - Second Branch: ¥800
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°2 - Second Branch: ¥800
    Tonfa Laser Engraving N°1: ¥800
    Tonfa Laser Engraving N°2: ¥800
    Kenju Laser Engraving N°1: ¥800
    Kenju Laser Engraving N°2: ¥800

    Accessories

    1 x Tsubaki Abura (Camellia Oil): ¥1,620
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